Born, raised, and still residing in Vancouver, Daniel Kalla spends his days––sometimes nights, working as an Emergency Department Physician at St. Paul’s Hospital for the past twenty years. He has been the Emergency Department Head since 2013. He is a clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia.
Daniel is the author of twelve published novels, which have been translated into thirteen languages. He has had two novels options for film, and his Shanghai trilogy is being developed for a TV series. In his twelfth novel, Lost Immunity, Daniel tackles the issue of vaccine hesitancy and the potential impact on a global outbreak, applying his real-life experience working on the frontlines through the COVID pandemic.
Daniel received his B.Sc. in mathematics and his MD from the University of British Columbia, where he is now a clinical associate professor and the department head of a major urban ER. He is the proud father of two girls and a poorly behaved but lovable mutt, Milo.